[pp.int.general] Pirate Party of Germany chooses proprietary software

Sebastian Nerz basti at tirsales.de
Sun Jul 31 09:57:24 CEST 2011

-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: Christian Hufgard <pp at christian-hufgard.de>
> An: pp.international.general at lists.pirateweb.net
> Gesendet: 31.7.'11,  9:07
> On 31.07.2011 08:29, Pirat at LennStar.de wrote:
>> No, you can't make a program and test it very very thoroughly in a few
>> month with 40K that other people needed years and defninitely much more
>> money for.
> Show us the spec...

Its in the wiki.
>> We are not talking about managing your home finances, we are talking
>> about 12.000 people that have to be managed with very different rights
>> distributed to 100(?) people in the country with the most laws on the
>> world.
> So what? The laws are totally irrelevant, because nobody needs a tax
> software but a finance management software. There is is little
> difference between both...

Actually we need both. In addition we need a reporting- and controlling software and a software to handle memberships and a software to link all of them.
>> With it, it is possible to program something FOSS in propably 4 years I
>> think was said is needed with current manpower - for an alpha.
> Of course you can say that it takes an aweful bunch of time. Especially
> if you _want_ the proprietary software it will be pretty easy to find
> reasons not to look for a free solution.

We did look for FLOSS as you do know quite well.



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